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Kara Fleck
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My Geeky Valentines.
I know, I know. Valentine's Day. It's a Hallmark holiday. It's too commercial. It's just another excuse to spend money. I hear you. But I'm not listening. After the year that Christopher and I just survived, all of the ups an...
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A crafty connection to my childhood and Kara Creates

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When I was a little girl, my Great Aunt Anna Mary sewed a Tooth Fairy pillow for me. It was red and white, with a pretty piece of white lace edging the pocket. This little tooth shaped pillow was special to me, a link between...
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Kara Creates 28/365 A Knit Doll for Amelia.

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This is what creating on the 28th day looked like ... In the morning I finished up Amelia's knit baby doll. I think it's safe to say she loves it! She named it "Baby Sunflower" and ooh and ahhed appreciatively, with lots ...
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Kara Creates 365, day 14. A baby hat and half of a sock.

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Yesterday brought the second finished object of 2015: the Lyric baby hat. This super cute and super easy pattern was written by Laurie Lee and it is a freebie. You can check out my Ravelry page for it here if you want the k...
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Sometimes it isn't about what we give, but what we allow ourselves to take, isn't it?
Today was a tough one. Not that it was difficult to find motivation for handwork and creativity for the 8th day of 365, that actually comes easy to me on tough days. It's how I cope and it's also how I escape. Some day I'l...
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The bookworm's reading list for 2015.
Note: there are affiliate links in this post. Friends, I was sufficiently spoiled this past December: between Christmas and my birthday, I've got a nice, tall stack of new books to sink my reading teeth into in 2015. I wa...
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Let me knit for you It's my 5 year anniversary at SimpleKids.net and I want to say thank you by knitting you something. I'm going to give one reader a handknit hat of their choice (because I love you guys!)

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Have you glanced at the rows and rows of titles in the parenting section in your local bookstore or library lately? Turned on the television to view a panel of experts debating the latest theories on ways to create a “perfect” childhood? Walked down the aisles at the toy store and been ...
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Kara Creates 365 January Recap
So. Long time no see. Where have I been? Oh, just doing a massive bedroom switch up (our master suite for the three girls tiny purple room) that somehow ended up with me burying my laptop under a pile of clothes and other stu...
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Worthwhile Reads and Lovely Things, featuring +Indy with Kids, +Angie Six, +Geeky Girls Knit, Andrea Johnson Beck, Rainn Willson, Brain Pickings, Ayun Halliday, and more!

It's a long one this weekend, so you might want to refill your coffee before you dive in.
Note: this post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! Kara Creates 23/365 - more progress on the Featherweight cardi Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to this space. Thanks for joinin...
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My personal "recipe" for wellness, plus a few thoughts on speaking less and listening more and what I hope that looks like in my life.

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Late night with the kiddos equals a recap of yesterday's creative endeavors early in the morning today. What can I say? It's a very real life I live. Not getting a blog post up until the next day during this Kara Creates 365 ...
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The first week of my personal challenge to create something every day is in the books.
A whole week of creating every day. I love this challenge so far!  The thing is that honestly, I'm not making any extra special crafty effort and I'm doing the same amount of creating that I typically do. However, taking the ...
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editor, SimpleKids.net
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creative parenting, simple living, encouragment for parents and caregivers, honest words about life with small children
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    editor, Simple Kids
    editor of the blog SimpleKids.net, dedicated to childhood, uncomplicated
  • K.ElizabethFleck
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    living creatively, loving passionately, writing it down
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living creatively, loving passionately, writing it down
Introduction
My name is Kara Fleck and I'm the editor of SimpleKids.net and the blogger behind Rockin' Granola and the homeschool blog The Dynamo Rhino.  I'm a wife and mother of four kids, ages one to eleven. 

I’m a believer in childhood and the importance of keeping it as uncomplicated as possible.

In my pre-blogging life I have done everything from designing flyers for local bands (which sounds much cooler than the small-scale venture it actually was), working for my university’s English department as a student secretary, and for a few years I was the assistant manager of a small bookstore.

One of my favorite things about being a parent is getting to play, craft, and create with my children – any excuse to get messy and giggle!

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wife, mother, dreamer, knitter, homeschooler, bookworm, hooligan, poet
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Indianapolis
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